Morgan Lynn Heesch

Morgan Lynn Heesch

Roseville, California

Aug. 18, 1938 — Nov. 20, 2018

Morgan Lynn Heesch, age 80, passed away peacefully at home in Roseville, California, on Nov. 20, 2018.

Born on Aug. 18, 1938, Lynn was the only child of Morgan and Evelyn Heesch, and grew up in Astoria. While he was a student at Astoria High School (Class of 1956), Lynn worked at the Flying A Service Station, and began his lifelong love of hot rods and cool cars.

As a young adult, he was a member of the Air National Guard, worked in a treacherous job at the Astoria Plywood Mill, pulled cables for Western Electric, and got a degree in engineering from Clatsop Community College.

He married (and later divorced) his high school sweetheart, Eva Ullfers, and with her had two children, Gregory and Debra.

After moving to San Jose, California, in 1962, Lynn had a 34-year career at IBM during what he called the “golden age of data processing.” He also worked in real estate, which was how he met his second wife, Patricia Jackson. After retiring, they traveled extensively and enjoyed an active social life at their home in Sun City Lincoln Hills, California. Lynn and Pat were together for more than 30 years, and had many happy times together before her passing in 2012.

Lynn is survived by his children, Gregory Heesch and Debra Heesch; a stepdaughter, Judy Bartlein; a stepson, Jim Jackson; four stepgrandsons; and numerous friends.

A celebration of life will be planned for early 2019 — to add your name to the contact list, please submit your info via


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